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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎91] (234/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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In 1755 affaire in Persia were still in a chaotic condition. Mr. Wood, 1755.
an employe of the Company, obtained from Karim Khan, who now held
Shiraz, a Raqam authorising the eetahlishment of a Factory at the port of
Rig; and almost simultaneously Karim Khan's principal opponent, Azad
Khan of Azarbaijan, wrote to the British Agent informing him in a
riendly manner of his intention to advance upon Shiraz.
A beginning had been made at Bandar 'Abbas in 1753 in collecting 1756.
and translating all the Raqams, orders and grants of consequence relating
to the Company's privileges in Persia; but the work was not apparently
completed until 1756, when a box containing copies of the translations
was apparently sent to the Presidency. The collection was made under
orders from Bombay; and it is not a little difficult to understand the
anxiety of the Company about the nature of their Farmans at a time
when no responsible government existed in Persia, and when no prospect
of any being established was apparent.
In consequence of the dissolution of the central government of Persia
and the tioubles, to be described hereafter, which sprang up in consequence
at Bandar Abbas, the latter place had now ceased to be a safe or eligible
site for the chief British settlement in the Gulf.
The question of removal was first mooted in 1 750, on the taking of
Shiraz by the Afghans of Ahmad Shah, Abdali. This event led
the British Agent to propose that he should be authorised to transfer the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to Bahrain and to seize the Persian fleet at his departure from
Bandar Abbas, but his scheme did not find favour at the Presidency, and
it was ordered that the Agent and Council should not leave Bandar 'Abbas
Unless there were pressing danger, in which case they might retire " till
''the Troubles in the Kingdom of Persia are subsidedto "any Island
" up the Gulph near Bundar Rushire or Bunder Rique where they are
"sure there is water and provisions and the inhabitants will permit
" them to land and join with them for their mutual defence." In no
circumstances was the Agent to seize the Persian ships at his departure.
The matter was then dropped for a time.
At the beginning of 1752 Nasir Khan of Lar, who owned no superior 1752.
and whose influence was now paramount in the neighbouring country,
paid a visit to Bandar 'Abbas; and his proceedings there, though he
professed friendship for the Company, opened Up such a vista of future
extortion that the Agent advocated the removal of the Bandar 'Abbas
establishment to some adjacent island such as Qishm or Hanjam. In an
insular position he argued, the property of the Company would be secure
without payment of blackmail to any local chief; and he anticipated that
Question of
removing the
British
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. from
Bandar
'Abbas,
1750-63.
1750.

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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